(WINDSOR, ON) – The division leading London Lightning were in town Sunday afternoon and showed why they have a 13-game lead over the 2nd place Windsor Express. In front of a reported 1,488 fans, the Lightning shocked the hometown Express 109-96.
The teams were tied at half time as Windsor enjoyed a 1-point lead after a defensive 1st quarter and the Lightning drew even when both teams shot the lights out in the 2nd. By the midway point, the two clubs were knotted at 49 while Windsor was shooting slightly better at 44% to 39%.
London edged up on the Express when they emerged from the 3rd period with a 6-point lead, but then pulled away in the final frame by outscoring Windsor 24-17.
The Express had just three players in double digits Sunday. The team was led by Warren Ward who connected for a team-high 24 on 9-for-17 shooting and 50% from outside.
Shaquille Keith also dropped 12 in the losing effort, as he was perfect from beyond the arc on three attempts.
The big story for Windsor was the play of Logan Stutz. The former River Lion logged a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards plus picked up a pair of steals.
Honourable mention should go to Maurice Jones who narrowly missed a double-double when he put 7 points and 9 helpers on the day.
The loss leaves Windsor at 19-18 on the year, just 2.5 games up on their likely first round playoff opponents Kitchener-Waterloo (18-21).
Three games remain on the schedule for Windsor starting with a home stand against the Island Storm and Halifax Hurricanes on April 26 and 28, respectively.
The Express close out the regular season on the road in Kitchener April 29.